Origin: Japan
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Earthshaker  


Earthshaker was one of several 80's Japanese metal bands with a similar style (meaning, at least a passing resemblance to Loudness). The debut album was one of the best Japanese metal albums of the era, but the band steered toward a poppier sound on later albums and dropped from worldwide view, preferring to record and tour in their home country. After a successful run, they broke up in 1994, but returned five years later and are still going strong today. Remarkably, the original quartet from the first album are still together.

Current Members

Masafumi Nishida

vocals

Shinichiro Ishihara

guitars

Takayuki Kai

bass

Yoshihiro Kudo

drums

Former Members/Guests

Toshio Egawa

keyboards


Discography



Earthshaker 
1983 King
  1. Earthshaker
  2. Wall
  3. 412
  4. I Feel All Sadness
  5. Dark Angel (Animals)
  6. Marionette
  7. Children's Dream
  8. Time Is Going
  9. Yume No Hate O
  • Masafumi Nishida
  • Shinichiro Ishihara
  • Takayuki Kai
  • Yoshihiro Kudo




Fugitive 
1984 King,/Roa
  1. Kioku No Naka
  2. Young Girls
  3. Shiny Day
  4. Love Destiny
  5. More
  6. 2217:
  7. Drive Me Crazy
  8. Fugitive
  • Masafumi Nishida
  • Shinichiro Ishihara
  • Takayuki Kai
  • Yoshihiro Kudo




Midnight Flight 
1985 King
  1. T-O-K-Y-O
  2. Midnight Flight
  3. Radio Magic
  4. Family
  5. Zawameku Tokieto
  6. Ushinawareta 7224
  7. Money
  8. Tada Kanashiku
  • Masafumi Nishida
  • Shinichiro Ishihara
  • Takayuki Kai
  • Yoshihiro Kudo

Reviews:   Metal Forces 



Passion 
1985 King
  1. Come On
  2. The Night We Had
  3. Can't Stop Loving
  4. Whisky And Woman
  5. Hungry Doll
  6. Heavy Dance
  7. (Japanese title)
  8. Sweet Hard On
  9. (Japanese title)
  • Masafumi Nishida
  • Shinichiro Ishihara
  • Takayuki Kai
  • Yoshihiro Kudo




Live In Budokan 
1986 King
  1. More
  2. Kioku No Naka
  3. Zawameku Tokieto
  4. Whiskey And Woman
  5. Midnight Flight
  6. Yume No Hate O
  7. The Night We Had
  8. Take My Heart
  9. T-O-K-Y-O
  10. Radio Magic
  11. Come On
  • Masafumi Nishida
  • Shinichiro Ishihara
  • Takayuki Kai
  • Yoshihiro Kudo




Overrun 
1986 King
  1. Don't Need To Surrender
  2. Gambler
  3. Little Girl
  4. Silent Animal
  5. Heartbreak Night
  6. Paper Music
  7. (Japanese)
  8. (Japanese)
  9. I Like A Gypsy
  10. You Are Like A Gypsy
  11. (Japanese)
  • Masafumi Nishida
  • Shinichiro Ishihara
  • Takayuki Kai
  • Yoshihiro Kudo




(EP) Shaker's Shakies 
1987 King
  1. Shadow
  2. (Japanese)
  3. Orange Agent
  4. (Japanese)
  5. Love Dreamer
  6. Take My Heart
  7. (Japanese)
  8. Wall (Japanese)
  • Masafumi Nishida
  • Shinichiro Ishihara
  • Takayuki Kai
  • Toshio Egawa
  • Yoshihiro Kudo




Aftershock 
1987 Eastworld
  1. (Japanese title)
  2. Misty World
  3. Behind The Scene
  4. (Japanese title)
  5. (Japanese title)
  6. Garage
  7. (Japanese title)
  8. Hurted Partner
  9. Night Face
  10. (Japanese title)
  11. Let's Go Fire
  • Masafumi Nishida
  • Shinichiro Ishihara
  • Takayuki Kai
  • Toshio Egawa
  • Yoshihiro Kudo




The Best Of Earthshaker  COMPILATION
1987 King




Smash 
1988 Eastworld
  1. One Night
  2. Pierrot
  3. Danger
  4. Why True Love
  5. Cheap Trouble
  6. (Japanese)
  7. (Japanese)
  8. Secret Signal
  9. Out Of Breath
  10. Don't Look Back
  • Masafumi Nishida
  • Shinichiro Ishihara
  • Takayuki Kai
  • Toshio Egawa
  • Yoshihiro Kudo




The Ballads Of Earthshaker  COMPILATION
1988
  1. I Feel All Sadness
  2. Love Destiny
  3. Family
  4. (Japanese title)
  5. The Night We Had
  6. (Japanese title)
  7. Little Girl
  8. (Japanese title)
  9. (Japanese title)




The Collection Of Earthshaker  COMPILATION
1988
  1. (Japanese title)
  2. I Need The Woman
  3. (Japanese title)
  4. (Japanese title)
  5. Heavy Dance
  6. Earthshaker
  7. Love Dreamer
  8. Take My Heart
  9. (Japanese title)
  10. Wall
  11. Sunday Of People
  12. Gambler
  13. I'm Like A Gypsy, You're Like A Gypsy




Treachery 
1989 Eastworld
  1. Treachery
  2. From Mainstreet
  3. (Japanese)
  4. 12
  5. Memories And Reality
  6. Bayside Moon
  7. Criminal
  8. (Japanese)
  9. End
  10. Dear Loose Woman
  11. (Japanese)
  • Masafumi Nishida
  • Shinichiro Ishihara
  • Takayuki Kai
  • Toshio Egawa
  • Yoshihiro Kudo




Pretty Good! 
1990 Eastworld
  1. Burning Hearts
  2. All Around The World
  3. She Makes Me Feel Good
  4. Top Secret
  5. If Tomorrow Comes
  6. Dreams
  7. I'm ready, So Ready
  8. Natural Hearts
  9. Fight It Out
  10. Your Song
  • Masafumi Nishida
  • Shinichiro Ishihara
  • Takayuki Kai
  • Toshio Egawa
  • Yoshihiro Kudo




Earthshaker 
1992 Eastworld
  1. Drape Shape
  2. Just A Little Soldier
  3. Shock Me
  4. 79 Street Song
  5. Poison
  6. Blood On Shuffle
  7. Trap Of Love
  8. Paradise
  9. Hard Rain
  10. (Japanese)
  • Masafumi Nishida
  • Shinichiro Ishihara
  • Takayuki Kai
  • Toshio Egawa
  • Yoshihiro Kudo

Reviews:   Metal Forces 



Real 
1993 WEA
  1. (Japanese)
  2. Labyrinth
  3. (Japanese)
  4. Say Goodbye
  5. (Japanese)
  6. Somebody To Love
  7. Real World
  8. Such A Fool
  9. Sweet Emotion
  10. Cry
  11. Big Break
  12. Say Goodbye
  • Masafumi Nishida
  • Shinichiro Ishihara
  • Takayuki Kai
  • Toshio Egawa
  • Yoshihiro Kudo




Yesterday & Tomorrow 
1993 WEA
  1. Wall
  2. More
  3. Radio Magic
  4. T-O-K-Y-O
  5. Garage
  6. Whiskey And Woman
  7. Fugitive
  8. Gambler
  9. Come On
  10. Earthshaker
  11. Zero
  12. Say Goodbye
  13. (Japanese title)
  • Masafumi Nishida
  • Shinichiro Ishihara
  • Takayuki Kai
  • Toshio Egawa
  • Yoshihiro Kudo




More - Earthshaker In Vancouver 
1994 WEA
  1. (Japanese title)
  2. Good-Bye To The Past
  3. (Japanese title)
  4. Radio Magic
  5. Real World
  6. Gambler
  7. (Japanese title)
  8. Wall
  9. Earthshaker
  10. More
  11. Say Goodbye
  12. (Japanese title)
  • Masafumi Nishida
  • Shinichiro Ishihara
  • Takayuki Kai
  • Toshio Egawa
  • Yoshihiro Kudo




Remains  COMPILATION
1994




Decade  COMPILATION
1994
  1. Time Is Going
  2. Wall
  3. 412
  4. More
  5. Fugitive
  6. (Japanese)
  7. Whiskey And Woman
  8. Come On
  9. Radio Magic
  10. I Feel All Sadness
  11. T-O-K-Y-O
  12. Earthshaker
  13. (Japanese)
  14. Drape Shape
  15. Shock Me
  16. (Japanese)
  17. Danger
  18. 79 Street Song
  19. (Japanese)
  20. (Japanese)
  21. (Japanese)
  22. Daybreak
  23. Sweet Emotion
  24. Dance
  25. Zero
  26. Say Goodbye
  27. (Japanese)




The Very Best Of Earthshaker  COMPILATION
1995




Birthday 
2001
  • Masafumi Nishida
  • Shinichiro Ishihara
  • Takayuki Kai
  • Yoshihiro Kudo




The Best Of Nexus Years  COMPILATION
1995




earthshaker.jp/type A 
2002
  • Masafumi Nishida
  • Shinichiro Ishihara
  • Takayuki Kai
  • Yoshihiro Kudo




Golden Best  COMPILATION
2002




Soko-Ni Aru Shi 
2003
  1. Kaze-no Oto
  2. Tsuyoku Sake
  3. Soko-ni Aru Shi
  4. Ashita Wo Yubi Sasu Tamashii
  5. Omoi-no Kakera
  6. Todome-no Dangan
  7. Arittake No Ai
  8. Kimi e
  9. Hyakusen Renma-no Hiro
  10. Sadame
  • Masafumi Nishida
  • Shinichiro Ishihara
  • Takayuki Kai
  • Yoshihiro Kudo


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